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Gaya Island Resort

Malohom Bay-Pulau Gaya Sabah, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 327 831 000

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based on 306 reviews
Gaya Island Resort - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Fri. 7/5
Sat. 8/5
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Provider Nightly total
C$ 279
C$ 304

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

5.7 km

Location rating


Nearest Airport

Kota Kinabalu

Distance to airport

10.2 km

Rooms available at Gaya Island Resort

Fri. 7/5
Sat. 8/5
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food was great in 95 reviews
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  • Excellent
    Mar. 2015

    We loved it! I went with an old friend and we had a perfect weekend. The service was fantastic, the resort was beautiful (and so was the beach), and there were just enough activities to keep us busy when we weren't reading by the pool. Looking forward to going back.

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About Gaya Island Resort


Set amidst a lush rainforest with a golden sand beach on the fringe, Gaya Island Resort provides a soothing getaway for visitors and guests. The resort offers spacious villas and multi-floor suites, each with sweeping views of the South China Sea, mangrove and beach. The rooms are outfitted with air-conditioning, flat screen TVs, minibars and private bathrooms with luxury amenities.

Guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast buffet. The resort is also home to multiple restaurants serving a mix of meals. Guests can savor Japanese, Korean and Asian selections at Feast Village or dine or freshly made seafood dishes at Fisherman’s Cove. Omakase provides a welcoming haven for fans of teppanyaki and shabu-shabu, while the pool lounge serves as the perfect spot for hanging out with friends.

Situated within a short 5-minute boat ride, Tavajun Bay provides a private beach where guests can relax, catch some sun and enjoy a fun picnic. Visitors can also enjoy healing massages, beautiful trims and other beauty treatments at Spa Island. The hotel also offers other waterside activities and programs, including fish excursions, snorkeling, and nature walks.

A popular pick with couples and families, the resort is situated close to several major landmarks. It’s situated within minutes for the Suria Saba Shopping Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Park, so shoppers and tourists can get their fix. It’s also 11km away from the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal by speedboat. Other nearby landmarks include the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and KK Esplanade.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.7 Excellent

based on 306 reviews









Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities at Gaya Island Resort

Wedding services
Free Wi-Fi
Ticket service
Babysitting or child care
Fitness centre
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Cable or satellite TV
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Room service
Private beach
Outdoor pool
Scuba diving
24hr front desk
Storage available

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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Jesselton Point4.8 km
  • KK Esplanade4.9 km
  • Suria Sabah4.9 km
  • Pasar Besar Kota Kinabalu4.9 km
  • Signal Hill Observatory Platform5.2 km
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market5.2 km

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